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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This is about as simple and distinct as you can get:


Check out Creatures By Chelsea on Etsy to see all the different kinds. Each pair is unique, and she makes child sizes too!

My favorite part is that you can wear your regular clothes and it still looks like a costume! Can you imagine dressing up more and wearing these to a party?

I adore mine. I will definitely be wearing them this October. :o)



Monday, September 22, 2008

I have a crush on this person's food:

And I'm not even a sweets person!

Flagrante Delicia

Distant and Moonglow

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Yay! Aqua. :o) Distant and Moonglow are now available on Etsy. They are each 8x10 inches and $150.

I secretly adore Moonglow. I can't get too attached though (because I can't keep everything) so that's why it's "secret" adoration. Don't tell. Also, "Moonglow" is a Benny Goodman song. hee. It's just so teal and aqua. ::sigh:: I want to dive straight into the center of the painting. I'm quite confident that it would splash and make a "sploosh" sound.

Divine Revolution Magazine

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I was selected to be the cover art for the September/October issue of Divine Revolution Magazine. From what I can tell, they discuss art, poetry and other writings, eco-mindedness, spirituality, and raw/vegan/healthy eating.

There's also a music video, called Living Darfur, directly to the right of my Sand Flower painting, that I highly recommend. It's set in Darfur, and (aside from the music) shows the daily life and culture of those living there. Rad. I love relevant things.

It's a cool site. Go visit! :o)

Well, here's the Living Darfur video, by Mattafix:


Burning, Hidden, and Blush.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Some new ones:

Burning, Hidden, and Blush. These 3 pieces are now available in my Etsy shop.

I'm planning to send these to a gallery soon, but for now I am offering them on Etsy. :o) They will be available until I take them down. I won't give notice, so I apologize in advance if I take them down suddenly. (If you really want something, let me know ASAP.)

Each one is 8x10 inches, and $150. I have 2 more to list later on, same size. Think aqua.

I really like Hidden, because it became the "color study" for this new huge lavender one I've been working on.

The huge one is a little bit different than my other stuff. For one thing, it's thicker. :o)

Takin' A Break

Monday, September 15, 2008

Well, really I just had too many fun activities planned for the weekend to do much work. Like, for instance, BASEBALL!!! Let's go Angels, let's go.


Foul Pole:


$9 dollar beer:

The Game:

The Fans:

The Win!

Guys? Let's actually go to more games next season, okay? :o)

Political Haha

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Now, I stopped really watching SNL years ago, and I was never that much of a fan at any point in my life, with a few brief exceptions, but I have to admit that this opening skit from last night is maybe one of the funniest things I have ever seen EVER.

Ahhhh, brief moments of joy in an otherwise stressful campaign season. Get 'em while you can!

Unwelcome Change

Friday, September 12, 2008

Maybe because it seems like Summer never really got started, but I'm not particularly ready to give it up for Autumn. I swear, one day the sun was straight over my balcony, providing perfect light for painting, and then POOF the next day it's at an angle behind the trees and rapidly moving towards the horizon by like 4 pm. Dag nabbit. I am smack dab right in the middle of a large painting too. ::sigh::

Well, anyway. I think it's September that I don't like, what with all the mourning over summer being gone, but I've always said that October brings many good things to me. So... Yay October. When it gets here.

In the meantime, I've been contemplating how to get myself on a more "normal" schedule. Actually, I'm not sure that such a thing exists for artists. Maybe I mean more "structure" rather than schedule. I get confused on how much time to spend on any one thing. I really really really really really want to finish my art book, but I keep getting distracted by painting instead. Painting and watching election coverage.

Election coverage ended up turning into Colin and I watching Season One of The Mole (COOP!) on YouTube. We already knew who the mole was, so it's kind of fun to watch the mole being all moley during the course of the game. I think Coop gives it away though. He obviously knows said mole better than the other players. I like how they insult each other by shouting "MOLE!" That wouldn't really work in real life.

"Buck Melanoma. Moley Russell's wart. Not her wart. Not her wart! I'm... I'm the wart. She's my tumor. My... my growth. My... uh, my pimple. I'm Uncle Wart. Just old Buck "Wart" Russell. That's what they call me. Or Melanoma Head. They'll call me that."

[hahahhhahahhhaha] (That was for Colin.)

Oh, and the big fancy November show I'm planning is going to be in February now. Just FYI. :o)

"Well, more time to paint, right?" --says basically every single person I know.

Indeed. The universe answers my lack of sun problem. Hurrah!


Thursday, September 04, 2008

... and I am definitely not speaking of alcohol.

I've been in a fog lately. Sometimes I get tired of painting. Not painting for painting's sake, just tired of doing the same thing, and looking at the same paintings. I've just been drowning in paint. (ew.) I've been trying to finish up the tiny ones to send to New York, which means that a lot of room is being taken up in my studio, preventing me from working on the large pieces that are holding my attention. But, I'm finished now. Just gotta get 'em ready for shipping.

I've also been in a political haze for weeks. (Make that: months.) That's not a bad thing, I'm glad to be interested, and glad to be informed. Political apathy irritates the bazooka joe out of me. I only say this because this is the first (okay, second) presidential election year in which I haven't been apathetic. But, I am WAY MORE interested now. It's just.... blah. War, economy, insurance, security......... all so very NOT creative and artsy things.

Sometimes I have to just not paint in order to paint. That doesn't need to make sense to you. I'm just blathering.

This is kind of fun:

If you read this in the next 2 days, you can see the actual treasury on Etsy here. It's this amazing concept organized by Vicki Diane of VickiDianeDesigns. Sometimes you forget that the artists on Etsy are real people with real faces! This is a great way to show the artists behind the art. I especially like that one guy up there. Top row in the middle. I have a big crush on him. Is it wrong to have a crush on another artist? It's just that he's so cute. I can't help it. And lookie, with our pictures right next to each other, I can pretend that we're *together.* :oD ::squealing and swooning::